Set a target of 127, India took only 26.5 overs to win the 2nd ODI and take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The top scorer was Ambati Rayudu, who made 41 not out. Put into bat, Zimbabwe had been bowled out for 126. It took the Indian bowlers only 34.3 overs to finish the first innings. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers. He bagged three scalps, conceding 25 runs. It once again wrapped up another consistent show by the Indian bowlers. (Also see: Catch the free live online streaming of the India tour to Zimbabwe here)Also Read - EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021: Azim Premji Tops; Check How Much He Donates Per Day
Zimbabwe have not looked convincing in this series thus far. They have just not been able to hold their own as far as the batting is concerned. They need players who can dig deep and get some sort of a score against their name. The conditions in Harare are not the easiest for batting and that has not helped the Zimbabwean cause. (Also see: Complete schedule, venue and squad details for ODI and T20 series) Also Read - India Successfully Test-fires Agni 5 Ballistic Missile With 5,000-km Range
India on the other hand are confident considering their performance and body language in the tournament in general. Their bowlers once again came to the party as far as this second match is concerned. We will wait and watch if Zimbabwe can put up a challenge in the final ODI. Also Read - T20 World Cup 2021 Points Table After Pakistan vs New Zealand Match; How does a Pakistan Win Benefit India? Explained
It is an important match for Zimbabwe. They have pretty much looked a bit listless in general and they would require something special to turn this around. India will of course not serve them anything on the platter. We will wait and see if Zimbabwe can surprise us or if the pattern continues the way it has been.